Outgoing deputy AIT head awarded medal, praises U.S. Taiwan ties

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2018/06/06
By: Joseph Ye

Taipei, June 6 (CNA) Outgoing American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) deputy head Robert

Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu (吳釗燮, right) and American Institute in Taiwan deputy head Robert Forden (left)

Forden on Wednesday praised the strong U.S.-Taiwan ties despite the changing of administrations on both sides, as he was awarded a medal of friendship by the foreign ministry in recognition of his contributions over the past three years.

Forden was awarded the Friendship Medal of Diplomacy by Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) in recognition of his efforts to promote Taiwan-U.S. relations. The AIT represents U.S. interests in Taiwan in the absence of official diplomatic ties.

Thanks to the efforts of Forden and all AIT staff, Wu said, Taiwan and the U.S. are working more closely than ever in the areas of security, trade, investment, regional issues and humanitarian relief.

“Furthermore, in less than one week’s time, the new AIT compound will open, which is a concrete symbol of U.S. commitment to Taiwan,” Wu noted.    [FULL  STORY]

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